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03-08-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,300
Posted By RoadLight

Greetings again, I received the following...

Greetings again,

I received the following answer from the "China Cycling" channel on YouTube about the Stone oval 1x chainrings:

From the author's description, it sounds like the Stone oval 1x...
03-06-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,300
Posted By RoadLight

Thanks tFUnK, Unfortunately, the SRAM Red...

Thanks tFUnK,

Unfortunately, the SRAM Red Exogram is identical to mine in that it has the hidden fifth chainring bolt behind the crank arm. So, no, it will not take "any other ring".

The...
03-03-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,300
Posted By RoadLight

Does anyone have experience with Stone oval 1x chainrings?

Greetings,

I've been using a SRAM Red 22 crank in a 1x drivetrain with a 50t SRAM X-sync 1x chainring on a road bike for over a year (about 7,000 miles) and am very happy with it. With an 11-28t...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,992
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Kontact, We seem to be having a colossal...

Hi Kontact,

We seem to be having a colossal failure to communicate. Are you unable to understand the context of a statement? If you can, then why don't you understand why your use of an argument...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,992
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Kontact, I agree fully, a race vs...

Hi Kontact,

I agree fully, a race vs endurance geometry cannot be defined by the stack height. Wasn't that clear in my previous posts? And this makes the stack-to-reach ratio just as meaningless....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,992
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Kontact, Seriously? You want to use a...

Hi Kontact,

Seriously? You want to use a bike designed with an ENDURANCE geometry for the cobbles as an example of road race geometry? This is the most "crazy" idea yet. Go read Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,992
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Kontact, As much as possible bike...

Hi Kontact,

As much as possible bike manufacturers try to distinguish their models from their competitors. There are always exceptions to any generalization when comparing one manufacturer to...
01-19-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Kevin44, I have a Stages single-side...

Hi Kevin44,

I have a Stages single-side power meter also and I've never experienced a problem. I'm also very familiar with both the Conti tires you mentioned and have ridden many thousands of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,992
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Kontact, I can understand why you think...

Hi Kontact,

I can understand why you think that and it's why pro teams who are forced to use such bike models from their sponsors will often resort to using handle bar stems with negative angles...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 30,992
Posted By RoadLight

Hi mrblue, Race vs Endurance Geometry Like...

Hi mrblue,

Race vs Endurance Geometry
Like raria, I'm surprised by the variety of the response you're receiving. There are two geometries here (the position of the cyclist's body and the layout...
01-15-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,912
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Harhir, I've been using leather punches...

Hi Harhir,

I've been using leather punches for this for decades. Like wschruba and rumrunn6 have already said, a pair of revolving punch pliers is very handy for this. I used to do quite a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,275
Posted By RoadLight

Hi cccorlew, There is no single answer...

Hi cccorlew,

There is no single answer because it depends on your bike's frame and, most importantly, its rear derailleur hanger. Some bike frames and hangers will allow you to use a 36t cog with...
01-13-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,977
Posted By RoadLight

Hi davei1980, That's a sweet-looking classic...

Hi davei1980,

That's a sweet-looking classic Bianchi frame with friction shifters on the down tube. It looks like it might have a threaded bottom bracket shell. If it does, then you should have an...
01-08-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By RoadLight

Hi DannoXYZ, That's the only kind of cable...

Hi DannoXYZ,

That's the only kind of cable that I use for both brakes and shifters and I've been buying them from SRAM for years. As far as I know, all of their stainless steel cables are die...
01-08-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,977
Posted By RoadLight

Hi davei1980, I converted my SRAM 2x road...

Hi davei1980,

I converted my SRAM 2x road drivetrain to a 1x and I was very careful with the driveline before I started. All of the information that I acquired along the way is for 10 and 11-speed...
01-03-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,469
Posted By RoadLight

Pinarello frames use threaded bottom bracket...

Pinarello frames use threaded bottom bracket shells which is why they use a GXP bottom bracket for a SRAM crankset. (GXP is SRAM's threaded bottom bracket standard.) If you stay with a SRAM crankset,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,875
Posted By RoadLight

Hi topslop1, The answer really depends on...

Hi topslop1,

The answer really depends on how you plan to use navigation while on your bike. In my opinion, watching a map while riding a bike is not smart. It's an easy way to have/cause an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-17, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,275
Posted By RoadLight

Hi vinuneuro, I used Ritchey WCS Carbon...

Hi vinuneuro,

I used Ritchey WCS Carbon Evolution bars for several years and switched to Profile Design Canta Ergo bars earlier this year. Both are made from composite carbon and are very good....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,520
Posted By RoadLight

Hi FlashBazbo, The answer depends on your...

Hi FlashBazbo,

The answer depends on your route and your bike. I used to ride a vintage 1985 road bike on my centuries and neither its hubs nor freewheel had weather seals. Many of my centuries...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 42,422
Posted By RoadLight

Greetings, I recently took the plunge and...

Greetings,

I recently took the plunge and purchased a BOLT. I've been using it for almost two months now. For my needs, its navigation ability is very good---better than Garmin. My biggest problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,368
Posted By RoadLight

Hi GaneshPammi, I'm impressed that the "LBS...

Hi GaneshPammi,

I'm impressed that the "LBS guy" recommended MTB pedals! Although he's wrong about MTB having the same efficiency as Road, his advice is very good. (In truth, the Road shoes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,812
Posted By RoadLight

And you don't think that ride quality is...

And you don't think that ride quality is important? It's no "reach" at all.

In the past alloy frames have a well-deserved reputation for poor ride quality (bad mixture of stiffness and vibration...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,812
Posted By RoadLight

Hi AngieD750, When I'm looking for a bike to...

Hi AngieD750,

When I'm looking for a bike to keep, I always start with the frame. And by "keep" I mean that I'd like it to last long enough to pass down to my kids So I would choose the bike with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,950
Posted By RoadLight

Greetings all, I like Pearl Izumi bibs and...

Greetings all,

I like Pearl Izumi bibs and have used them over the years. But you need to understand how the Pearl Izumi line works and this will help you understand why---even with other...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By RoadLight

Hi chriskuy, If I were in your shoes, I...

Hi chriskuy,

If I were in your shoes, I would probably gravitate toward a steel frame. It would probably be the most durable option for your budget. But there is one thing that I would put above...
11-20-16, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,166
Posted By RoadLight

It sounds like something in the bottom bracket to...

It sounds like something in the bottom bracket to me. It looks like you've got the version of the frame with the press-fit BB86 bottom bracket. That's too bad---I hate all press-fit bottom brackets....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Sy Reene, I've been wondering the same...

Hi Sy Reene,

I've been wondering the same thing. Some nearby yahoo appears to have installed an illegal GPS jammer in his vehicle. It's probably an attempt to prevent his/her boss from seeing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,416
Posted By RoadLight

Hi palmgreens, I went through the same...

Hi palmgreens,

I went through the same struggle last spring, trying to find a new bike carrier. The Thule and Yakima racks that you mentioned, both looked good. However, I didn't want to spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,569
Posted By RoadLight

Hi ridelikeaturtle, As you can tell from the...

Hi ridelikeaturtle,

As you can tell from the variety of responses, the answer depends mostly on you and why you want to use a bike computer. If you are a "casual" user, then a separate cheap wired...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,435
Posted By RoadLight

Greetings, BMC's prohibition regarding...

Greetings,

BMC's prohibition regarding trainers is probably based solely on stationary trainers. There are some that are not. For example, Kinetic makes a "Rock n Roll" trainer that allows the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,148
Posted By RoadLight

Hi shenlong1337, I've been riding Fuji road...

Hi shenlong1337,

I've been riding Fuji road bikes for many years. I still have my vintage 1985 Fuji with a quad-butted steel frame. Today I ride a 2008 Team Fuji (similar model to the one you are...
11-10-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,538
Posted By RoadLight

Hi john21042, Before you change your stem,...

Hi john21042,

Before you change your stem, consider extending your steering tube with a stem raiser. This can enable you to test a variety of higher handlebar positions with the least hassle. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,047
Posted By RoadLight

Greetings, I'd just like to add that the...

Greetings,

I'd just like to add that the different carbon fiber types available with different stiffness values (modulus) do not equate to quality at all. You cannot judge the quality of a...
11-08-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,773
Posted By RoadLight

Hi capnjonny, I would not recommend...

Hi capnjonny,

I would not recommend CraigsList (CL) unless the buyer lives in a large metropolitan area where there will be a lot of bikes to choose from. Most of the time, the selection on CL is...
11-06-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,378
Posted By RoadLight

Hi AdvXtrm, Most of the nuts have a small...

Hi AdvXtrm,

Most of the nuts have a small side and a large side. The "large" side is completely flat, the "small" side has a raised center. Screw the nut onto the valve shaft so the small side...
11-06-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By RoadLight

Hi hcgaloi, When a chain needs to be...

Hi hcgaloi,

When a chain needs to be replaced because it has stretched, you should change the cassette also. Why? Because the teeth of the cogs will have been worn lopsided by the stretched chain...
11-06-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By RoadLight

Hi icj63, It doesn't look like the tyre rub...

Hi icj63,

It doesn't look like the tyre rub caused any structural damage---but it is difficult to be certain from those photos. If possible, have a pro look at it and give you an opinion.
...
11-03-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,003
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Andy, The "moist pavement" complicates...

Hi Andy,

The "moist pavement" complicates things considerably because riding in a wet environment greatly shortens service intervals. Probably the easiest way to tailor service intervals for your...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,015
Posted By RoadLight

Hi armybikerider, In your post, you ask...

Hi armybikerider,

In your post, you ask about a specific model fork from a single manufacturer. Yet your title is general.

As some others have suggested, in your specific case, the place to...
11-02-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,003
Posted By RoadLight

Hi Andy, In light of the fact that you are...

Hi Andy,

In light of the fact that you are now doing 20+ mile daily rides and your mileage is piling up fast, I respectfully think you've received some bad advice here. Since your bike is 23 years...
11-01-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,871
Posted By RoadLight

The damping of the FSA K-Force seat post is...

The damping of the FSA K-Force seat post is unrelated to it's ability to handle compression forces. I was just trying to let readers know that it's a really, really good seat post and, even though...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By RoadLight

Hi TheRef I prefer SRAM but KMC would be my...

Hi TheRef

I prefer SRAM but KMC would be my second choice. I would not choose Shimano because I rely on a power link to be able to easily take my chains off for cleaning (SRAM and KMC offer this...
11-01-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,871
Posted By RoadLight

Hi lightspree, I think it's a bad idea. It's...

Hi lightspree,

I think it's a bad idea. It's a bad idea because you have a composite frame that doesn't have the third set of bosses where you want them. And it's a bad idea because you will be...
11-01-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,287
Posted By RoadLight

Hi DrRobert, I've got Ultegra 6800 hubs on...

Hi DrRobert,

I've got Ultegra 6800 hubs on one of my bikes and the rear hub looks exactly like the one in the Arts Cyclery video below (except mine has the straight-pull spokes):

Shimano 6800...
10-30-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By RoadLight

Yes. Except for a roadside emergency, I would...

Yes. Except for a roadside emergency, I would only do it with a torque wrench.

The torque range of bicycle parts is usually too wide for one torque wrench to accurately handle. Therefore most bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By RoadLight

Hi jkondik, I use a citrus-based degreaser...

Hi jkondik,

I use a citrus-based degreaser (usually orange) because it's easy on the environment. For lubrication I use Park Tool products for most everything (PPL grease for bearings, CL-1 oil...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,278
Posted By RoadLight

Then don't quote me without providing a reference...

Then don't quote me without providing a reference to who you are speaking! The accepted forum etiquette for changing the person you are addressing is to @ their screen name like @noodle soup. Absent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,278
Posted By RoadLight

Where on earth does that comment come from?!!!...

Where on earth does that comment come from?!!! Where did I imply that you criticized Calfee? All I did was offer a supporting comment about them because they are a good choice for composite repair....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,278
Posted By RoadLight

Calfee is very good! They do a lot of composite...

Calfee is very good! They do a lot of composite repair for pros and manufacturers. That's who I would go to.

Kind regards, RoadLight
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By RoadLight

Hi jkondik, I would. The Suntour are better...

Hi jkondik,

I would. The Suntour are better parts. Whether you find a new or used Suntour freewheel cassette, you'll probably want to disassemble it to do a proper cleaning and lube since the old...
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